River Rouge Housing Commission

Waiting Lists

Learn more about River Rouge Housing Commission.

Closed: Wayne County, Michigan Section 8 HCV

The River Rouge Housing Commission (RRHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in April 2018.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery. The lottery drawing will take place April 23, and applicants can check their status here by clicking "Search Existing Record."

For more information, visit the RRHC website, or call the office at (313) 382-1414.

Last Updated on 05/30/2018.

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Unknown: River Rouge Housing Commission Public Housing

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 04/06/2018.

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About River Rouge Housing Commission

180 Visger Road, River Rouge, MI | Visit Website | (313) 382-1414

River Rouge Housing Commission provides affordable housing for up to 549 low and moderate income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs..

Housing Authority Jurisdiction

Low-income housing managed by River Rouge Housing Commission is located in Wayne County, MI.

Households with a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher managed by this housing authority must rent within its jurisdiction.

About the River Rouge Housing Commission Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, River Rouge Housing Commission manages 184 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:

Vouchers 184
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $645
Monthly Cost $118,702
Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 7% having issued approximately 32 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 89 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.7 persons and has a household income of $12,505 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 74% were extremely low income (ELI). 33% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

0% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 15% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

57% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

96% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 95% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the River Rouge Housing Commission Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 38% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 79% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

12% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 25% with 2 bedrooms and 63% with 3 or more bedrooms. 32% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by River Rouge Housing Commission voucher holders in 2016 was $350 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $652. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $186.

1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.